A partnership program initiated by the Asian Development Bank Tuesday will provide US$400,000. for Da Nang's urban waste water treatment project.
The fund, from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) will cover the project's pre-feasibility study and help the city seek investors.
The central city, meanwhile, will contribute $80,000, mainly for logistical expenses.
Da Nang is currently facing wastewater treatment problems at local industrial zones which have been polluting the environment of surrounding residential areas. Another problem is the direct discharge of untreated wastewater into the sea in the city's eastern coastal areas.
Established in 2007 with support from the governments of Germany, Sweden and Spain, CDIA aims to assist medium-sized Asian cities with environmental projects, urban management, and studies on infrastructure development plans.